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There is no shortage of versatile kitchen gadgets that promise to revolutionize your home cooking. What you may not know is that many of them eventually fail or collect dust in the back of your kitchen shelves. But that doesn’t mean every kitchen gadget is imminent disaster.
It’s too tempting to believe the hype and invest heavily in the near-legendary banana slicer to change your cooking routine.
Okay, that’s really not the case. There is a huge amount of kitchen gadgets that fulfill the most random uses and quickly become a clutter in the kitchen. However, there are some gadgets that can really make your food preparation easier, faster and a lot more fun without wasting your money. Here are the gadgets that should make the toil of food production a fun and enjoyable culinary adventure.
Kitchen gadgets and appliances
You can spend a lot of money on a food processor, but even the most affordable models can usually do a great job. The Sunbeam MultiProcessor has a 1.75 liter bowl for liquids and 1.5 liters for solids such as dough, and an 850W motor with five speeds and a pulse function for your more direct cutting and mixing jobs . It is also designed and made in Australia if you want to buy locally.
Or buy: Amazon ($119, usually $129), good guys ($129)
Philips Viva Collection All-in-one multicooker/pressure cooker/slow cooker
You can make everything from tomato sauce to pavlova in a slow cooker, but why stop using only slow heat? The Philips All In One covers the basics of slow cooking and pressure cooking with seven operating modes, sear functions and a hard ceramic bowl to make it last (and meals) for years to come.
Where to Buy: Amazon ($179, usually $249), myer ($185, usually $429)
Dalstrong knife block
A good set of knives is an absolute must in the kitchen unless you plan on serving whole sides of uncut meats and vegetables to family and friends. You can buy sets much cheaper, but you usually get what you pay for, and a top quality knife set can literally last a lifetime.
Where to Buy: Amazon ($488)
Kitchen Precision Premium Knife Sharpener
Since we’re talking knives, there’s no point in investing in a good set of knives if you don’t have a sharpener to keep them in tip-top shape. these two-The stage grinder even gets your blunt knives back into slicing and dicing.
Or buy: Amazon ($6.95)
Cuisipro 4-sided grater
No, it’s not just for cheese. Although, mmm… cheese. Still, a good grater is an indispensable kitchen gadget for preparing fine quantities of ingredients of all kinds. It’s not a cheap grater, but it’s backed by a solid warranty and reviews say it’s extremely sharp – so be careful with your fingers!
Or buy: Amazon ($50.95)
Carbon Steel Puffy Wok Recipes
A good wok opens up a world of culinary adventures that you simply cannot achieve with a conventional frying pan. If you’re a beginner, the Souped Up Recipes Carbon Steel Wok might be a good choice, with an included how-to video to walk you through the proper seasoning and care of your new wok, so you can make tasty meals from it for years to come.
Where to Buy: Amazon ($65.99)
lava tools Digital meat thermometer
Preparing good and safe meat is not only a matter of whether someone wants to cook their steak properly, it is also an important health and safety issue. A meat thermometer is a quick and easy way to measure the internal temperature of your barbecue steaks, oven hooks or other cooked material, making it easy to prepare healthy, flavorful meals without having to cut so much. †
Or buy: Amazon ($34.99)
Instant Pot Vortex Plus Airfryer
Believe the hype honestly. A new air fryer will be your number one choice in the kitchen, cooking everything from chips to fried chicken to crispy perfection without all the oil. You don’t have to spend all your money either, we love oven baked goods like this one roasting, rroasts, gratins and grilled meats.
Where to Buy: Amazon ($239.95, usually $349)
bangashian Silicone Stretch Lids
Not only do these handy silicone lids turn almost anything into a food container, they’re also reusable, so Mother Earth will thank you for ditching the cling film. This 13 pack comes in round and rectangular shapes and a bunch of different sizes.
Or buy: Amazon ($27)
Salta portable immersion blender
Hand blenders may just be heaven. You don’t have to do that tricky dance of pouring things from the jar into the blender, just shove your immersion blender and go.
Or buy: Amazon ($35.99)
Editor’s Note: Descriptions and features are taken from the manufacturer/seller statements on Amazon. This post has been updated since it was originally posted.